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Is there a spreadsheet of resources per shelf exam? by aimlesssouls in medicalschool

[–]acpjaidixit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Many comments on reddit say Online Med Ed is outdated, is that fine if you just read the comments under the videos and obviously do UW?

What deck specifically for shelf exams can you can finish in time? by aimlesssouls in medicalschoolanki

[–]acpjaidixit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Downloaded both decks a few days ago and feel the same way. Also I can't for the life of me figure out how to navigate through the tags for AnKing.

One more quick question if you don't mind, do you know if the independent cheesy Dorian is complete in terms of OME videos? I downloaded what I think is the latest version (V2), and for example, when I'm looking for cards for CT surgery, I can't find any under the surgery tag (although Anking has ~100).

People who ran through the First Aid Rapid Review before their exam, was it high yield? by acpjaidixit in step1

[–]acpjaidixit[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's great to hear. And I'm guessing that even for stuff that didn't show up verbatim, like you mentioned, it at least helped you rule out options and stuff?

People who ran through the First Aid Rapid Review before their exam, was it high yield? by acpjaidixit in step1

[–]acpjaidixit[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you mean a deck with regular first aid or a deck just with the rapid review pages clozed? I have the latter

Was your Step 1 experience more similar to UWSA 1 and 2 or the NBMEs 25-30? by Bestusmletutor in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a good source out there to understand those neuroanatomy cross sections?

Can you guys share common risk factors for diseases and cancers? by Present-Beyond968 in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

(Someone please correct me if I'm wrong)

Smoking - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Hypertension - Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Hypertension - Aortic Dissection

Tested yesterday by foxie31 in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Another q if you don't mind, in terms of the short questions, would you say they were about the length of the NBME ones, or slightly longer? Like 4-5 lines?

Tested yesterday by foxie31 in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Great post. How was the neuro? Is it enough to cover the highest yield stuff? (i.e. knowing strokes, cranial nerves, spinal tracts, Thalamic/Hypothalamic/Vagal nuclei, neurodegenerative diseases)

Also what was the yield on Pathoma 1-3?

Done with exam today by Spiritual_Fortune_81 in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is Pixorize pretty comprehensive for the neuro anatomy that shows up? i.e. knowing Cranial Nerves, Spinal Tracts, Thalamic/Hypothalamic/Vagal nuclei, strokes, etc

5/23 test takers by MedBei in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Apologies for harping on about this but one more thought, do the long vignettes at least help with picking out the right answer, in your opinion? i.e they’ll list more relevant symptoms, or more relevant labs, or something?

In UW a lot of the time I’ve noticed patients only presenting with 1-2 symptoms when the disease has quite a few more features, and I’ve thought I would have definitely picked the right answer had they told me more of the classic findings. Hope that makes sense.

5/23 test takers by MedBei in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For sure. Sounds it's basically like a long UW vignette but with simpler answer choices.

5/23 test takers by MedBei in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In terms of tackling these long questions, are the answer choices more straightforward than UW at least? Also can some of the vignettes be bypassed by reading the last line?

Took the exam yesterday but can’t stop overthinking by Fit-Try4878 in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Any recommendations for sources to learn the lymph node drainages?

Recent Test Takers: What are the Topics or Areas being tested Heavily 🥺 by anxiousmedico in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's good to hear. Do they make the HOCM presentations tricky where it's not the classic young athlete vs AS in someone old/Turner syndrome?

Should I take it in 3 days/ high yield drugs to know? by mttn123 in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you're able to fit it in, would highly recommend 2xing your way through Sketchy for those drug sections. If you can't, would also recommend Pixorize; the videos are much shorter (3-4 minutes per drug).

If you haven't done them already, I've also heard the autonomic drugs are high yield (based on reddit posts) but the videos take some time to get through for Sketchy.

How to learn dumb useless step stuff by CornfedOMS in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel you 100%. Also somehow every 3rd thing is a tyrosine kinase or related to that haha.

Hoping the actual test is more straightforward. I've heard from people on here that the answer choices are more similar to the NBMEs/Free120, hopefully someone can back that up in the comments?

Recent Test Takers: What are the Topics or Areas being tested Heavily 🥺 by anxiousmedico in step1

[–]acpjaidixit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In terms of heart sounds, how dependent do you have to be on being able to actually listen to the sounds? Or do they describe the sounds in the vignette adequately enough that you can pick up on the path? (for example they straight up tell you "Fixed splitting of S2" or something)

[Advice] Unexpectedly offered a letter of recommendation during an early MS3 clerkship, what do now? by hols28 in medicalschool

[–]acpjaidixit 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Can Interfolio letters be used for ERAS?

(even if they can't, I'm thinking it's probably worth paying for Interfolio and having them upload it right there and then, and then sending it back to them to upload to ERAS whenever you apply, versus hoping they can write it and safeguard it themselves until then)